|LRO Launch - More Views - NASA/GSFC/KSC|
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) launched at 5:32 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 18th, aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The LRO satellite will relay more information about the lunar environment than any other previous mission to the moon.This page contains several viewpoints of the LRO/LCROSS launch...
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|LRO/LCROSS Launch, Deploy, and Mission Animation - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and Frassanito and Associates|
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter or LRO will give scientists more information about the structure of the Moon's interior; the types of rock found there, events that shaped it, and the conditions that exist at the surface. LRO will spend one year in a polar orbit collecting this information. LRO's instrument suite will provide the highest resolution and the most comprehensive data set and the most detailed maps ever returned from the moon...
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